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and small business. finally, president obama, please, ease up on all the regulations. i want to talk about this because nobody should be satisfied with 2% growth. let's talk to our friend dean baker from the center for economic and policy research. welcome to both of you. all right, dean, i think 2% is way too low. i think we should be striving for something that's more than twice and that history of america. why can't we get there? >> i agree that's way too low. your policies, they tried that unity, they're back in recession or maybe they're scraping along. that's not going to do it. the story here, two issues. one, we are going to see slower growth because we have lower population growth and that's because people didn't have kids 30 years old. i don't know if you want to blame president obama for that, that's strange, but you can do so. this was a qualitatively different type of recession. he had a housing bubble, it collapsed. that was not the nature of the recession in '74, '75, '81, '82. those were easy to get out of. easy to have strong growth because the fed deliberately raised inte
one of the obama administration's legislative initiatives. they all talked about this and they began to get more and more optimistic and they left feeling practically exuberant. >> full of events, ten. count them, ten. >> across washington that evening -- >> stunning crowd of people. >> the new president had no idea what the republicans were planning. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and first lady michelle obama. >> surrounded by supporters at the inaugural balls, the mood was hopeful. ♪ at last my love >> president obama didn't have a full sense of what washington was going to be like for him. he had not been in the middle of these kind of down and dirty fights. the ugly reality of governing in washington today. >> that really did end up being a hallmark of president obama's first term in office. right? what happened that first night, that first night of his inauguration, what the republicans were meeting about in washington that night became the story of a large part of his first term, trying to negotiate, trying to bargain, trying to come to middle gr
's talk more about that, because if we asked people what kind of president will president obama be in his second term? and this is what they said irk 20% said obama will be outstanding, 34% said above average. 12% said below average and 29% said poor. so what can the president do to boost those approval? >> that is still 54% of the american people. he won with 53% of the vote. many republicans wanted him to be a one-term president but now that he has a second term, i think it's time to put aside just the -- that we see in politics today and focus on the big issues. the president reaching out. he will continue to reach out. but the republicans also will have to meet him halfway. a reason why we have the big stretch of the mall, the capitol and the white house them should come together. you know what, no time to do it than right now the beginning of the second term with the president. >> alex? >> he's tough hand, don. the three things that produce really failures of second terms, wars, bad economies and corruption. and in washington, core run suggesti -- corruption is a dangerous thing, you
in washington, with the top brass of the obama election campaign, to talk about how the organization that got this president elected, not just once, but twice, can now be used for maximum political effect during his second term. the heavies of the obama political team. senior adviser david plouffe. former top aides like robert gibbs, are all now going to be part of a permanent campaign organization called organizing for action. it was announced today in a video by president obama and the first lady. nothing like this has ever happened before. politicians have talked before about the idea of a permanent campaign, but the campaign structure that elected a president has never formally been turned into an organization designed to exist outside that white house in order to help that president get done what he wants to get done. the group says their first three priorities are supporting the changes that the president just proposed to stop gun violence, also climate change, also immigration. any one of those things is a huge political lift. taking on all three of them is a sign, i think, of seriousn
. >> what do you make of what obama said in the proposal -- we were talking about background checks, but he also says he wants to introduce a ban on military-style assault weapons. >> i find that in some ways a little hypocritical, considering president obama had a program called fast and furious that walked across the border thousands of so-called assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, and an unbelievable amount of high-capacity magazines that have been used by violent criminals of drug cartels. >> why then do americans in the united states need these weapons? >> they have also killed hundreds of civilians, including women and children. why doesn't he try to find those guns and get them back -- it is his administration who put them out on the street. >> why is it that americans currently -- around 300 million guns in private hands in the united states. why then do americans need some any guns? >> we have a lot people. a lot of people like to have guns for different purposes. a hand gun for self-defense, a rifle for target shooting, a shotgun for skeet shooting. we fought a roll
to the rescue. he has a bill to reverse all of president obama's executive actions. talking points memo obtained senator paul's proposal. there is no mention of a single order in violation of the constitution. not one. maybe these righties just don't know enough about the constitution. perhaps there is someone who could help them out. let's try former bush attorney general michael mukasey. >> it seems to be by definition an abuse of power, a power grab, if you will. no? >> it is -- politically it is a power grab, yes. >> politically is it then unconstitutional in some instances? >> i don't think it's unconstitutional in the sense that i don't think it's something you that could get a court to find unconstitutional. >> uh-oh. it's not the answer hannity was looking for. maybe he should try asking it in a different way. >> so did you think that obama care was unconstitutional? >> did i? >> did you agree with the majority opinion? >> the supreme court said it was unconstitutional. >> you did? >> so you agree with john roberts? >> yes. >> you did. i'm surprised. because in that case -- so through th
're talking about guns. and look, there's an attempt to create the impression that obama and the mean democrats want to take away your guns. very specifically, no one is talking about that. no one wants to do that. and in fact, as i mentioned, the president's view of the second amendment is really quite conservative. he doesn't want to take your guns. he just wants to make this place safe so we don't have newtown massacres every year. >> well, i don't hear democrats talking like this. there's no comparative vernacular we can use that come from the democrats on this. it will be interesting to see if there are any republicans that might step forward and say you know, let's tone it down a little bit. we all know what we want, we don't have to say what has been said so far. karen finney and eugene robinson, great to have you on "the ed show" tonight. thank you so much. remember to answer tonight's question there at the bottom of the screen. share your thoughts with us on twitter @edshow and on facebook. we always want to know what you think. coming up, a moment of truth for democrats who
of the security of israel's citizens. >> despite talk of a rift between president obama and prime minister netanyahu, obama has yet to take any action on one of the most controversial settlement expansions by the israeli government in years. israel is now expanding the e1 settlement after objections were raised under george w. bush. the zone is particularly sensitive because it would completely bisect the west bank, dashing with a remote hopes remain for two-state solution. the obama administration has refused to cut aid or even offer criticism, limiting its reaction to calling the expansion "counterproductive." new details have been revealed on the obama administration's weapon sales to bahrain after -- during the ruling monarchy's ongoing crackdown on opposition protesters. the website propublica reports the u.s. has sold weaponry including ammunition, combat vehicle parts, communications equipment, blackhawk helicopters, and an undisclosed missile system to bahrain since the protests began nearly two years ago. it is unclear if all the purchases were delivered, but they provide a key wi
to the inauguration, can president obama hope for a new term. let's talk with debbie wassermann schultz. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> congresswoman, let me ask you. we heard from the republicans on extending the debt ceiling for at least a three-month period. is this any signs of hope in terms of cooperation or more maneuvering? >> i think this unfortunately more a sign that republicans realize it was horribly damaging to them to continue to jeopardize the full faith and credit of the united states. now, it still does that because they are really perpetrating colossal uncertainty by proposing only to extend the debt ceiling increase by three months. i mean in a fragile recovery like the one we have we need to have certainty, we need to pay our bills, and we need to send president obama a clean debt ceiling increase. >> you also will need to have a budget in place in order to come to that debt ceiling debate as the republicans have laid it out at this point and you're also going to be dealing with the deficit and all of the other issues. so are you basically s
out swinging today issuing this ad attacking the president's children. that's right. the two obama kids. i will talk with david corn and michael steele next. stay tuned. we'll be right back. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve great rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? >>> coming up, president obama calls on americans to get involved in the gun control debate. former obama deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter weighs in on the president's next campaign. and, later, congresswoman g gia jakowski explains why republicans should be on board. don't forget, you can listen 1278. share your thoughts wit
the world as we continue. stay with us. lou: the obama economy in tonight's "chalk talk" we take a look at the obama economic failure. anti-gun advocate started as seven democrat, and day distort his campaign ad. he supports the second amendment steven haze of the weekly standard, a former bush special assistant to next. ♪ have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant t
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the airport and san jose. >> we are watching and washington. president obama is expected to talk more about controlling gun violence. >> it is a cold morning here in the bay area. >> as we take a look at the numbers currently it is in the upper 20's and 30's. we are below freezing in vallejo. fairfield is waking up to mid 30's. the temperatures are running very similar like yesterday. the wins are a factor in vallejo. it is a really cold morning of the wins are not around the bay area. the air is not mixing all around. the coldest temperatures are just hitting the ground. when we reached that afternoon it should be very pleasant. some spots will climb into the low 60's. as we look a head to the weekend it will be very pleasant periods the temperatures will be warm. >> we continue to monitor a hot spot around the bay area. here is a quick commute check. will start at the bay bridge where things are just are in to slow in the cash lanes. in the east bay there is slow traffic for interstate 580. the rest of the east bay freeways are doing very well. the south bay freeway through the north bay
criminals. what obama didn't talk about what he is going to do about gang violence, what he is going to do about drug violence, the high murder rate in chicago and detroit -- none of this will any impact. >> neil: do executive actions like this hold up? when franklin roosevelt, passed the supreme court, they said you went too far. how long does it take and what is the process? we have two dozen executive actions taken today. how many and how long get undone? >> roosevelt proposed legislation and his own democratic house and his own vice president, former speaker of the house -- obama doesn't believe in legislation. i believe it's unconstitutional. the attempt to compel private citizens to report on private citizens under the guise it my save a child. we could deputize anybody on that. >> neil: maybe by blitzing this out today, he made it more difficult for guys like you to pick him apart. he may say, well, the majority nd i'm going to win.g to get >> i would say half of these absolute crap, just p.r. junk that he put together with his cabinet -- i'm ordering on you to do a report. why does
when senator barack obama was preparing for his first inauguration. >> we are talking about the national day of service, and today the first family spent their time volunteering along with countless others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on si
against it. the leaders that came in at the 20th century were reactions against ronald reagan. >> you talk about obama, managing a wounded empire. you are fiercely critical of but you also support him. >> i support him because the alternative was more frightening. obama has made it very clear that it is about american power. we are the "indispensable nation in the world," which is a form of american exceptional as some. he made it very clear that he is going to take troops and so forth out of afghanistan and q, but he is committing on a full spectrum dominance to the containment of china. it does not end. i think we will see him making alliances and treaties with countries around the world. he is already expanding the bush version of security. he has not gone back on any of the civil liberties laws. >> he has expanded it. we were so critical of bush for doing surveillance of people without judicial review. obama is targeting and killing people without judicial review. we are acting as judge, jury and executioner now. >> this is obama on the secret drone and more. >> it has to be a target b
? he's also talking about obama is not a king. well, if he's not a king, then you could nullify him. if he is a king, trying to be a king, then you can't nullify what a king is trying to do. what the previous gop name was trying to be a king. you can't have it both ways, one day say he's not leading us and the next day he's trying to be a king. what he put forward is very reasonable. he's not trying to take away everyone's guns. he's not trampling the second amendment. he's doing something very responsible that allows law-abiding, responsible gun owners to have their guns and protect themselves in their homes and create more safety for america. and he's done something that isn't worried about the political wins. he's doing what he thinks is right, what is the best policy. and i'm actually proud to see him stand up for what he thinks is the best policy and say we're not going to do the assault weapons ban. push them as far as you can. you know, the pro-gun right is lost to the democrats. so don't worry about them. we can still win elections without them. >> well, david, five states w
talk with nbc without correspondent kristen welker. kristen spent last year on the obama campaign trail and talks about the moment she knew the president was headed to victory. i began by talking to her about the challenges of living on the road for months. >> it was a challenge, but it was so thrilling. i'd always wanted to cover a campaign at the national level. so i woke up and i was excited every day. it was just a thrill to literally watch history unfold and to be a part of that. the biggest challenge was that it was exhausting, and there was a physical toll, which i wasn't prepared for. i wasn't prepared for getting sick on the campaign trail. it's not easy to just call up your doctor and say, hey, i'm not feeling well. you have to literally do a lot of improvisation and, remember, you're eating sort of what's put in front of you. when you're on the campaign trail, 90% of the food is a carbohydrate. so that's a big challenge. especially someone like myself, who likes to be healthful and exercise a lot. exercising goes out the window. you try to sneak in sit-ups before you go to be
about the obama girls being somehow food for discussion here, let's talk about their safety as some joke line. but then, talking about this guy saying the president reminds him of sadhamhusein. and we were oh, my god, that kid is skacared to death of this gu. he's comparing what obama did today to that. that takes a sick kind of connection to do that. >> he basically accused janet reno and bill clinton of murdering people merely to further his assault gun ban. >> explain how that would work? here's the question. wait a minute. how do you organize -- >> you don't want to follow. >> how do you organize branch davidion? to come up with the idea he justified the raids because he wanted to come out against gun control. >> he said the president wanted them dead because they liked their guns. you can't go down that path. >> the people who believe that you lost them. you lost them there. >> what about militia members after those two guys were executed? one of them was. the other in jail for life. but the bureaucrats are dead because the people, just workers for the united states government, are
to say. he didn't say that. everybody had the right to have their kids as safe as president obama's. that is not a cheap ad. that is a factual ad. >> bob: they should have protection, secret service, every child has that. >> eric: we are talking about -- >> bob: this is a quaker school that does not have armed guards. >> eric: they have security. >> bob: not armed guards. >> andrea: aclu says this infringes on the kid's rights. how? the right to get shot up by a mad man? you can't take it seriously. >> eric: we have to leave it there. it saw the ad, dramatic and provocative. that's what they were going for. before we go, breaking news. this is very important. i'm told senator rand paul will introduce language within hours,be within hours to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the president's executive actions,be announced today. possibly evenbe using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things. that is coming out and should break any minute now. coming up, did president obama call out fox news in the gun control press conference? we have the t
are here in the big city of washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration. and so let's talk more about cities. >> that's right. because president obama got a lot of support from big city voters in his bid for a second term. and whether it's crime or jobs or health care, people who live in urban areas are now looking to the president to help them solve some of their problems. >> that's absolutely right. and atlanta mayor reid supported president obama, nice enough to be here with us to talk about these issues. we were saying in the break, we talked so much about the federal government. it's the cities where the rubber meets the road and so nice to have this conversation with you. what do you think, if you want to speak for your city or cities acountries the country, what is the biggest issue facing cities, facing mayors as we head into the president's second term? >> i think cities is where hope meets the street. and our biggest issues are infrastructure related. 70% of our country's gdp occurs in cities. if you want a healthy country, you want cities up and moving. and we ha
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. talking guns, money and butter. butter fat to be precise. president obama inviting children to his gun policy announce many earlier today. just as the nra airs ads call is the president an elitist hypocrite for sending his children to school with armed guards. jane, is the use of children in the middle of these kinds of very, very polarized political debates, is it fair? is it right? >> i don't know. it is predictable, tyler. kids are upset about what happened at sandy hook and that's natural. i think guns, pardon the pun, make it an easy target. it is hard to to tell people that there are people in the world who are not right in the mind. >> john carnie, your thoughts? >> nothing new that children have been used for political pawns. i'm not sure this is the most rational way to conduct a political debate but it happens over and over again. >> i think the use of individuals, whether they are children, maybe especially children, being used as part of the scenery in a political event and whether the o 0rdnary people gathering around the president with a fiscal cliff thing, i think it is
obama faces a tough sell of congress. chris christie blasts the nra over the web ad featuring the obama daughters. >> to talk about the president's children or any public officer's children who have not by their own choice but by requirement to have protection and to use that somehow to try to make a political point, i think is rep rehencible. >> ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> government is not the solution to our problem. >> government is the problem. >> as times change, so government must change. we need a new government for a new century. >> my most solemn duty is to protect this nation and its people from further attacks and emerging threats. >> on this day we come to require an end to the petty grievances and worn-out dogmas that have strangled or politics for far too long. >> ready for round two. the white house unveils the president's new official portrait, but he and congress face a public deeply pessimistic view about whether they can get the economy moving again. >>> first lady michelle obama celebrating her 49th birthday wit
. but we need a gang of 51. i've talked with president obama about this. he is extremely committed. i would like to see a number of other things. incidentally, senator durbin deserves every kind of honor and praise for what he has done with the dream act. he will be very important in this. >> good morning, senator. "the washington post" suggested yesterday that you present an obstacle to the passage of gun- control legislation. obviously, you do in a sense. but i am wondering if sort of standard -- the standard practice in congress should yield to what many perceive to be an extremely urgent situation. >> i think it is an urgent situation. that is why the first hearings held by anybody, house or senate, will be by me and my committee in that. i wasn't quite sure who they were talking about when they wrote the article, but i will strongly defend the press to write and print what they want, accurate or otherwise. but the fact is -- and i am not suggesting whether this was accurate or not -- but i will point out that i have a track record of getting legislation passed. some will say that nothi
day of service . let's talk more about the inauguration and the second term for president obama. for that i want to bring in my colleague, white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, let's talk about priorities for the president's second term but first it's an interesting little nugget of history. this is a historic day and also a historic inauguration for president obama because he's going to match only fdr in getting two double swear-ins or four swearing-ins if you will. why is that? >> first of all, look back to 2009 when justice roberts and the president kind of stepped on each other, the word "faithfully" out of order, there was a question whether or not it was legitimate so, they had a second one in the private quarters of the white house. this time around the constitution says you have to administer the oath before noon on the 20th. on sunday is not typically when we have the inauguration, so they'll have a private ceremony in the blue room on sunday and then on monday they'll have the official sort of public swearing-in for the president. >> and the parade and pomp and c
with with president obama which was hugely favorable. i didn't know what he was talking about except it dawned on me, obama was quoted as saying romney was a b.s.er and i probably can't say it on air. again, totally on the record thing. apparently that also offended mayor emanuel where he reacted quite strongly to my question. >> cenk: fascinating to me, because insight into how the media and government interplay i guess because michael, i mean, i would -- rahm emanuel does not react like this to every reporter. why would he to you? >> i thought about this a lot in the subsequent hours and days. one of the things, there's a number of sensitive topics that kind of hit him all at once. first was the fact that he had just lost this battle with the teacher's union and at this very ritzy, high color fundraiser bragging about how good he was at raising money from corporations. the second is the super pac funding. mayor emanuel was the co chair of the obama campaign until the end of august. then all of a sudden, he became a fund racer for priorities u.s.a. a super pac. we all know, are pretty familiar with
under the obama administration in afghanistan has not worked. now we are talking about leaving fairly soon but the taliban are still strong i believe the report? >> it was produced by the command in afghanistan it trass three or four backs. what happened since the surge is acted increase and all the measurements that were used in this report. and so great marines fought. army special forces. everything fought hard. it just didn't work. >> bill: you are a vietnam vet. >> yeah. >> bill: were you in vietnam colonel peters. >> no, i was a little too young but i wish i had been. >> bill: hunt looks a lot older than you i'm sorry to make that mistake. colonel was in vietnam. it's the same thing we had a corrupt south vietnam me regime. didn't work. didn't win the people's loyalty. that's what we are looking at in afghanistan colonel peters. the same thing. the afghani people. they are afraid of the taliban. they are saying, you know, karzai and those people, are they going to protect us? the answer is no. so that they are not really throw throwing in with the u.s. and the coalition forces.
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. president obama is talking about reducing gun violence. joe biden is speaking right now. killed trying to save those hildren. >>> six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's been hard for the nation to comprepare hend. hard for the nation -- comprepare hend and hard for the -- comprehend and hard for the nation to fathom. time is not measured in days but is measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your sun. another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost their be and for again the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and the resolve that you all have showing. and i must say i've been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything to try to match the resolve you demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented but we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to do everything in
sailors coming anytime soon. but we have to move on to the story that everybody is talking about. president obama signing 23 separate executive actions on gun violence today. and those actions could have a huge impact on the firearms industry. among other things, the president called for mandatory background checks for all gun sales and a ban on military assault style weapons and high-capacity magazines. which would make the weapon on the top legal and the weapon on the bottom illegal. even though they are essentially the same gun that fires the same ammunition. this topic is obviously controversial and we will explore every option of it with the money power panel. the owner of a gun range in louisville, kansas, and owner of young democrats of america. and a gun enthusiast from new jersey who uses the very type of firearms caught in the midst of this firearms debate. i will start with you, emily. a series of statistics in reference to what the president said in the press conference. conference. he said the executive orders that his proposals are designed to lower gun violence in
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> president obama talking about the debt ceiling and gun violence with the reporters. he said he would be looking at recommendations from vice- president biden on how to deal with gun violence. he has been leading a carillon that. you can see all those live on the c-span video library. one week to go until the inauguration for the president's second term. you can watch live coverage on c-span. the swearing in will be at noon and then the state of the capital at the luncheon. throughout the day, we will take your phone calls on base against water. live coverage starting monday, january 21st, at 7:00 a.m. eastern you can watch online and listen to seize band radio. still ahead, at 1:00, the mayor of los angeles, mayor villaraigosa, at the press club. that is in about 25 minutes starting at 1:00 eastern. on capitol hill today, the house gavels in core business at 2:00 p.m. eastern and vote expected after 6:00 p.m. eastern. on the docket for today, and relief for victims of hurricane sandy. they're considering amendments to that billion you can
will be talking in a second hear about what president obama might be proposing today but we did see new york state acting, the first state in the nation in the wake of the newtown tragedy under the leadership of andrew cuomo, the state senate two days ago, republican state senate passed 43 to 18. the state assembly followed yesterday and the governor was ready to sign it and said we got the job done. >> we saw, we learned, we responded, and we acted, and we are doing something about it. we are not victims. >> boom, boom boom. we came. we saw. we conquered. right? and the governor added, this is not some crazy wild stuff. this is just stuff everybody ought to be able to support. >> this is a gun-control bill if you will, that actually exercises common sense. the first point is: people who are mentally ill should not have access to guns. >> and evan the governor pointed out that includes ban on high-capacity, background check, criminal background check for every purchase of every gun even not just those at gun stores. right? >> uh-huh. >> will we see some of the
to get out there. eric holder said that we were cowards on race. obama continues to talk about injecting race into all aspects when he talks about bitter clingers, he suggested that we had antipathy for people who don't look like us. he said if he had a kid, he would look like trayvon martin, and all race on the brain. >> david, a man of your intellect, david, you're way off in the weeds and last touch with the argument i'm making to you, you can see the carnage in the black community at a tremendously high rate on a-- >> and look at the president and black on black crime then instead of exploiting children. >> david you say because it's black on black crime it's powerful. >> what? i said you ought to be focused on it, you ought to be focused on it it. >> sean: let's focus on putting in place better --. >> let's focus on putting in place reasonable gun control that keeps guns out of the hands of these gang bangers killing fellow americans. >> sean: they don't obey laws, law breakers don't obey laws. >> what do you mean, gun control-- go ahead, david. >> gun control has the opposite effec
. >>> battles of the second term. lawmakers talking about what president obama faces. watch this. seems like to me it is a lot like the old combativeness. remember the president said during the campaign that you can't solve problems from inside washington. there is only one guy that can actually lead in washington in a way that can find a solution to big problems and that is the president. he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a whole lot the better than the legislative approach. >> well, i think there is again where i think common ground does exist on the need to reduce the deficit in a balanced way that is going to help the economy grow amongst democrats on the hill and a few republicans. the barrier to the progress is not the president. we need to see more republicans in congress willing to compromise. >> there you have it. that is the grounds for the discussion that is going to be going on for some time i would expect. joining me now the anchor of "fox news sunday," chrisuaual wallace. good to be with you on a sunday, which is really your day. it strikes me an
killed while they were making bombs and six others died in two strikes from u.s. drones. we will talk about the algeria operations in a bit, but, next, it started with hope and change but ended with a partisan warfare over the economy. reviewing some of president obama's first term and what it could mean for the second term. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >> this is the view looking down the mall to the washington monument to the lincoln memorial. the mood here this weekend is much different than it was four years ago. fewer people. perhaps fewer expectations. the sense of optimism for many has waned after four tough economic years. what happened? what is nex
for watching us tonight. the culture goes worldwide that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. if you have been watching the memo i have been reporting that america is moving to the left very quickly. president obama's election has emboldened many liberals and funding taxpayer abortion, legalized narcotics and gay marriage. overseas the same thing is going on as the left is surging. in rome on sunday a group of gay activists stripped off their searches revealing the words in gay we trust. the pope was in the middle of a public prayer as the protesters tried to shout him down. >> [shouting] >> go with a message to pope to shut up his mouth and not to give his ad vices to those people who decide to legalize gay marriage. >> bill: italian police carried the protesters away but chances are nothing much will happen to them. in france the new socialist president has vowed to enact gay marriage. that has angered some french citizens including the sizeable muslim nation. so also last sunday they took to the streets saying they want traditional marriage to be upheld in france. >> whene
in 2007 when obama voted against -- >> bob: i talked about this. a bad mistake to do it now. no it's the republicans fault? it is the republicans fault. unemployment increase for 15 straight months, manufacturing up. trade up. you look around the economy and things you listed you can pick them out. economy is growing across the board. back to a recovery. a strong recovery. >> greg: do you think in a weird way this is a distraction? there is another gun violence going on. going on in chicago. they choose not to discuss. that is interesting. >> andrea: wyoming and texas taking it in their own hands. >> bob: sometimes presidents take something and move it up. hitler marming against europe. in the polling, it was below. they get it in the people's screen. that is what the presidents have to do. >> andrea: he has had four years. directly ahead, oxygen network makes announcement about the controversial reality show. all what made them change their sunshine we will tell you coming up. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you don't have to be a golf pro to walk like one. ♪ when
't use that in talking to a reporter because the humor that was done on the barack obama campaign's tumbler and all of those things, i loved it. >> but it could be off message. you go through these intense campaign, you've got thousands of e-mails then you unplugged no internet for a week. what did youern from that experience, harper? >> i set out -- i realized i was addicted to e-mail. i think we all tra v that. i was at dinner with my wife and i was like "just a second." >> what are you talking about? i don't know what you mean! >> so i realized that we went from getting thousands of e-mails to suddenly like ten and it was a little bit -- i think there's a lot of ego in technology and so it's a little bit like i was like aren't i important? what happened? what happened? >> so you decided to opt out? >> i wanted to just put a distance between that part of my life and what was coming up next because i figured it's going to ramp up again but i wanted to have this tiny bit of time where i could just read. >> tell our viewers what was the best thing you read when you unplugged? >> i
this argument matter? the "a-team" will be here to talk about the obama rule and why it matters a great deal. the interior secretary said to ride off into the sunset, but he leaves a luxurious legacy of government waste. ken salazar opulent washington legacy next. president obama dividing america again, this time over gun ownership and the second amendment. we will take it up in the form with a pro-gun advocate and the mother of a victim of the virginia tech shooting next. lou: president obama today signed 23 executive actions on gun-control. we are joined now by the director of communications for gun owners of america and the viejo organizer of the coalition to stop gun violence. her daughter was shot twice during the 2007 virginia tech massacre, and she survived. thank you both for being with us. i am going to begin, if i may, with you and your reaction to the president's actions today. did it satisfy you, the degree to which he asserted some effort to control guns in this country? >> i am behind the president's efforts to oust top gun violence in this country. i believe that we have an ep
the inauguration of president obama, our daily download team-- lauren ashburn and howard kurtz, talk to the man who designed the winning side's digital strategy. >> joining us is harper reed, a high tech executive who served as chief technology officer for president obama's reelection campaign. welcome, harper. >> hello. >> hello. >> we spent a year talking about the role of social media in the campaign. how important were twitter, facebook, and +*eupbs gram to e campaign? >> well, it was -- it's interesting to look at 2008 versus 2012. because in 2008 things were just starting -- >> pelley: . >> they were new toys. >> people weren't using them. i like to say like my mom wasn't using them, you know? as more people use these, as more people -- america starts using these they're incredibly important, as you can imagine. >> and are they important because when you get friends or followers on facebook or twitter or tumble -r, amplifying the campaign's message, is that better than hearing it from a politician? >> i think it's more genuine. if i share with you and you're friends on facebook you listen to
is the president talking about this matter earlier today. >> obama: as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and sign a directive giving schools hubble health community tools they need to help reduce gun violence. as important as these steps are they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a reel and lasting real and lasting difference congress, too must act, and i'm calling on congress to pass very specific proposals right away. first its time for congress to require an universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. second, congress should restore a ban on military style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. finally congress needs to help rather than hinder law enforcement as it does its job. we should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. and we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this. this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all-out assault o
, and republicans are already talking about impreaching president obama. well, that's what you get for being . . . well president obama. texas congressman steve stockman started team gop's call for imteachment and florida freshman trey radel signed on. >> like you mention he's putting out all of these executive orders and is overstepping his bounds. if that continues could that build up to make a case for impeachment. >> all options should be on the table. ask yourself what are you going to do when a republican gets in that you may not agree and like very much, and he is doing the same thing? >> jennifer: if the president's pursuit of an issue like gun safety that the vast majority of americans support is grounds for impeachment, imagine what kind of trouble he would get in if he actually fixed the economy or brought about world peace. alan grayson is here, and welcome back inside "the war room" and welcome back to congress. i know i'm a little late saying it, but welcome back. >> thanks i gave a speech about that scenario if the participate brought about world peace, an
the american original. for over three decades the sharpest sources, talk. >>> presidential mismaking. >> president obama arranged a new year's deal to elude the fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats both consented to the deal. now neither party is happy with the outcome. democrats complain that obama caved. because the president's plan allows george w. bush's tax cuts to become permanent. for those making less than $400,000 a year. these democrat critics fear that obama's second term instead of being quote, unquote bold will be quote, unquote cautious as his first term. and on the right, republicans moan and grown and say that -- groan and say that obama is demeaning in the way he deals with house speaker john boehner. hold on, says columnist rockman. we expect too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in c
to wanting to talk about the art the obama's brought into the white house. if we are meant to be still and reflect on it, let's reflect. one is the bust of martin luther king jr. that is there in the oval office. tell us about that. >> that is made by the artist charles alston, my great uncle. when obama came into office, a few days later, he removed winston churchhill and brought in this one. he has lincoln and king. on this weekend, in particular, that resonance is just perfect. >> there's another king moment in terms of art. the "i am a man" part of the memphis sanitation workers strike when dr. king was assassinated. talk to me about that piece. >> it's a text painting by an artist who works with just like that sign that we know so well from the iconic protests. he transforms that into art recognizing that we look at language as a visual thing as well when we take in art. the past is refigured in the present moment. we bring forward the king moment. more importantly, as you mentioned, the memphis sanitation workers strike moment thinking of how we got to where we are. >> it says la
veterans no longer enlisted in the military. president obama has rolled out a new round of talks with republicans on raising the government's borrowing limit in return for cuts to government spending. the u.s. faces a new deadline of potentially defaulting on its debt next month unless the debt ceiling can be increased. republicans have maintained their stance that any borrowing hike must be offset by slashing government spending. add is what does this conference on monday, obama called the republican demand unacceptable. >> republicans in congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly of america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the u.s. is not a bargaining chip. >> the death toll from the syrian government airstrike on a northern town has reached at least 20 people in addition to around 100 wounded. the victims were gathered in the
're moving off minoring in hip-hop and we'll talk economics here. president obama, maybe we'll talk hip-hop as well, in a final formal news conference before he takes the oath of office here in his second term spoke this morning, pushing for support on raising the debt ceiling. >> and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> so the president says there will be no ransom, you heard him say no bargaining chip in this whole debt ceiling debate. the deadline to raise that ceiling is approaching quickly. some members in congress say they're willing to shut down the government to avoid raising that limit now. joining me now is ben stein. nice to have you
examples of barack obama, and put it up and i'll talk about later in the program. seven examples of barack obama using executive powers, obamacare, he used it on executive appointments, recess appointments, et cetera, and no congressional approval on certain things and now this, now he's bypassing congress. what do you make of that power grab by the president? >> well, first of all, there are 23 of these. some of them the question is why are we doing that. for example, he's got an order to finally nominate and alcohol tobacco and firearms director? really? and mr. president, you shall finally meet your statutory responsibilities of nominating a director. we're going to provide the relevant data for the background check. we need an eo to tell them to meet the current obligations and require federal law enforcement officers to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations. why aren't we doing this already? part of it is why are we doing it and why do we have to do it? we're going to tell the centers for disease control to research the causes and preventions of gun violence. is gun violence
obama. we are talking about this bizarre story with a notre dame linebacker man'tao, caught in or himself perpetrating a hoax about this long-time special girlfriend of his in california who decide of cancer and it turns out she never existed. was he lied to, or was he lying? we will continue to take your calls about that and your comments on twitter. call us again at 866-55-press. of course, back to that in just a second but you heard me talk before about try ancestry.com and all of the fun i have been having on that site tracing my own family and i can tell you it's -- there is a lot of information there and it just got bigger. just learned today that ancestry.com is now up to 11 billion historical documents you can get access to and 41 million family trees already olbermann. it sounds like a lot of stuff and may be complicated to wade through. it's not. i can tell you. you go in, in and you give them a name maybe of your grandfather and you tell them you want to search like military records or birth records or death records or immigration re
, the poll also said that we're talking about obama before the show that the majority of americans believe what's hindering economic growth is the fact that washington continually finds itself at an impasse or a position around how to resolve what seem to be to me and i think a lot of americans commonsense balanced solutions that should be put forward. without that, all of this, i don't think, comes to fruition. >> let me say one thing before we go. michael, if, in fact, the ofa infrastructure does work, does that not then -- does that not mean now all future presidencies will have -- >> the eternal campaign. to some extent, you do already, but this will rachet up one notch. >> it's also -- the political parties have disintegrated in terms of power. the republican side, everything is -- >> understatements. >> i know. the tea party groups, the stuff, those are now the epicenters of the political power right now. it's not the rnc. what organize for action is going to do is take look the dnc's traditional power structure and remove it. >> if we are constant campaigning from now to eternity, s
and the astonishing thing is that now, when you hear people talking about president obama's second term. you know, what are the top agenda items for the second term? it's immigration, it's gun control, it's winning the fiscal cliff battle, it's climate change. nobody mentions jobs. the unemployment rate is 7.8% today, which is exactly the same as it was in january, 2009, when obama was inaugurated. >> how do you get on the nonmeeting jobs council to begin with? i don't know, in washington a lot of photo ops and people get put on the boards, i mean, these councils and stuff and i don't know what we get out of them. >> i don't think that anybody hoped they would get out of it. it's carefully bipartisan and a number of people from both parties, labor, there was management and they were never going to agree on anything, they didn't have any power to do anything, so, they came up with 60 recommendations to help increase employment across the country, and then they stopped meeting and actually it was kind of embarrassing, a report in politico they had not met for six months, last summer they had not me
people fill ed the national ball four years together hear barack obama's first speech. and then, he was talking to a country full of hope that he could get america back on track this year, americans are divided how thing russ going in a country. a new cnn research poll lays it out. 49% of things believe things are going well in this country. 49% believe things are going well. 51% believe things are poor. no president faced the public this bitter at the start of a second term. president bush -- presidents bush, clinton, reagan, all had higher numbers when it came to americans' confidence and how things are going in this country. so joining me now john avlon, he's senior political columnist at "newsweek" and the daily beast and his much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much better half, cnn political contributor, margaret hoover, who is my secret girlfriend. >> i thought cyndi lauper was your secret girlfriend. >> you are my secret girlfriend since i hosted "in the arena" one night, we fell in love. >> a beautiful thing. i'm not going to touch it. >> you're comfortable. >> don't t
obama. you have guys that have worked for supreme court justices that say even talking about this is unconstitution unconstitutional. no, it's not. scalia said you have a right to protect your family and have a handgun in your house. the other things, that's subject to government regulation. they overreached. the mothre they overreached, i warned them, i have been a member all my life -- >> that's nice. >> i will do it again. >> willie, what's my biggest fault. >> you love a little too much. >> that is it. >> i love a little too much. i shared some of that love last week. anyw anyway, it is a still not too late. they can come to the table and be part of a comprehensive package. i'm sure joe biden will accept them and joe manchin will accept them and conservatives will accept them to come to the table. i'm sure their membership wants them to do it, not the survivalists or gun manufacturers who have made millions of dollars off the death of 6 and 7 year-olds, the truth. it's not too late. if they keep their feet in cement, they're going to be run over, not by joe biden, but the
want to talk a little immigration with hill. what about president obama's new demeanor? i see a change. we will see if the senator does. later, dennis miller on lance armstrong and that could get grizzly. we're coming right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ ale announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go naonal. go like a pro. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great sinesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or doubl
of the performers and we were talking about beyonce earlier last week. major obama supporter. then we have kelly clarkson. she is a ron paul supporter. >> she is. when the president calls and says please come sing i think you definitely want to perform. you have james taylor and the kids concert, alisha keys, john legend, usher, smoky robinson, the cast of "glee." >> plans on the ground, talk about that. i remember four years ago you couldn't move. you had to get out of your bed at 3:00 a.m. to get down to the mall in time because even the subways were so full. what do they expect this time around? >> last time it was 1.8 million people. this time around they are expecting around 600,000 to 800,000 people. it will be smaller but no less grand. i think obviously d.c. is really preparing for all of those things and you have to prepare early. hopefully there won't be problems trying to get into the gates like there was last time for the swearing in ceremony and then we had the ticket master drama. >> the tickets are supposed to be free but now people are able to buy them as much as 2 grand on ebay
and not people talking on a 3:00 a.m. show on fox news. they should not be talking about impeaching obama. it is silly. it is ridiculous. although i will say on the other hand every time one party does well in an election i don't think we do it much, but the democrats do it. suddenly they are writing our obituary. you have to change everything. >> very good point. >> when the liberals lost they never did the article, oh you are out of touch. and don't forget they have more governors. >> so it is not like they are in trouble. but, bill, our viewers are dyeing to hear your thoughts on the republican party and you actually dying. >> what is it, viewers? do you want to hear me or kill me? this is a retreat, two words, trust will fas, -- trust falls, trust tall falls. unless you invite chris christie. >> and maybe the people -- >> i have done so many retreats when i was in publishing, and it always ended up something bad happening. we did the dress as a sumo wrestler thing. and i remember doing that in a park with somebody -- i was at men's health. it was somebody from by sick ling -- bicyclin
talking about how president obama has successfully been neutering republican members of the house. again, from your insiders' perspective, is that you guys talk about in secret meetings? how to neuter those on the right? >> look, i don't think it's possible to neuter the right. so i don't think that's the goal. look, i will say because i want to touch on something you were just talking about. in that this is not -- if i were advising the republicans, i would say this is not about tactics or poll tested talking points. this is about what is your agenda? do you support equal pay for women? do you support comprehensive immigration reform? so it's -- i think within the democratic party, it's hard to understand why they keep having meetings about their tactics when really they need to take a look at how they're not identifying with or relating to the demographics of the country. >> hey, thomas, can i say real quick to jen on that point. you're absolutely right. and if you disagree with the things that jen just outlined there as is part of the republican talking point if you will, tell us why,
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a new situation. >> for all the talk about u.s. troop moves under president obama, doubling down in afghanistan. >> it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> winding down and eventually ending the war in iraq. >> now, it's time to turn the page. >> certainly, his first term and perhaps his entire presidency will be remembered for one night. >> tonight, i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that kill ed osama bin laden. >> he escaped the problem that democrats have been since vietnam is become weak on national security. exhibit "a" is killing osama bin laden. >> the truth is, it's our seal who is did it and both the bush and the obama administration deserves credit. but it happened under the president's watch. >> i wanted to present with you a little gift which represents what president obama and vice-president biden and i have been saying, we want to reset our relationship. >> the much touted u.s. reset with russia never seemed to materialize. after president ob
: you talked about how obama managed to drive a wedge between red state republicans and blue state republicans. is that what he's trying to do on the debt ceiling debate as well. >> you can the white house adopt a divide and conquer strategy for quite a bit of time. there are 85 house republicans who voted yes on the bill and created the margin it needed to pass. here's the interesting thing of those 85 republicans who voted yes. 70 of them came from blue states. states that voted for barack obama over mitt romney last november. in other words the white house is defending on some of these blue-state republicans. that means if the white house can drive a wedge between the blue state republicans and the red state presence he might be able to get dicey piece of legislation through the house. >> john: it seems to be a strategy. where does the debt ceiling fit into this? it just ensures that we pay the bills that we already spent. why are they talking about the two issues as if they're the same? >> why do they do a lot of things. but the question as that vote approaches in february or m
. and david cameron has been talking to president obama about probably sharing their confusion about the situation on the ground, and that very remote part of algeria. leon pan etta has come out, saying he and the rest of the defense department is working around the clock to bring the situation to a happy ending. >> and matthew, another question, and i apologize if you already addressed it, but i'm trying to read the latest details coming out. do we know the number of americans? any clarity on that? >> no, we don't is the short answer to that. we know that there are 41 people according to militants held hostage, and a good number from britain, japan, and the united states as well. exact figures are very hard to come by at the moment. >> yeah, that's actually one of the more disturbing details, right? we don't have the actual information and the united states doesn't know. matthew chance live in london. one more thing here. i am uncertain whether or not there was clarity on that a small number of bp employees unaccounted for at that gas plant in algeria. the company releasing the stat
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